Inputs and Outputs Notes
29 Billion Colors: The TH-42PX75U displays 29 billion colors, from
deep blacks providing excellent shadow detail to vibrant colors rendering
brilliantly bright scenes.
3072 Shades of Gradation: Plasma displays can suffer from an artifact
called false contouring, where transitions between different shades of the same
color are too sharp. These transitions can appear as distinct lines between the
different shades of color. Having 3072 shades of gradation helps minimize the
false contouring artifact so color transitions take on a smooth, natural
HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: With the built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner
you don't have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode
over-the-air HDTV/SDTV signals.
Native Resolution: The TH-42PX75U has a display resolution of 1024 x
768. All incoming signals are converted to this native resolution. The HDMI
digital inputs and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p,
and 480i, and will display them as 1024 x 768.
Progressive Scan Doubler: The progressive scan doubler displays a full
frame of video in 1/60th of a second by de-interlacing the incoming interlaced video signal
and progressively scanning the image. This scan doubler also provides even more
image enhancement by improving the quality of diagonal lines in a moving
Depending on the input signal, you can choose one of the following aspect modes:
- 4:3: displays a 4:3 picture at its standard size
with gray bars along the sides
magnifies the picture
uniformly (vertically and horizontally), so the top and bottom are cut off
(recommended for letter box sources)
stretches the picture horizontally to fill the screen
(recommended for anamorphic sources)
stretches a 4:3 picture to fill the screen but with aspect correction
applied to the sides of the screen so that elongation is only apparent at
the left and right edges of the screen
for normal TV broadcasts)
- H-Fill: enlarges
the 4:3 picture horizontally to fill the screen, the side edges are cut off
Zoom Adjust: You can adjust vertical size and image position
when using the
Picture Mode: You can choose one
of the following picture modes:
- Vivid: provides enhanced
contrast and sharpness when viewing in a well lit room
- Standard: recommended for
normal viewing conditions with subdued room lighting
- Cinema: for watching movies
in a dark room, provides a soft, film-like picture
Picture Adjustment: Several
picture settings can be individually adjusted, including Picture (white areas),
Brightness (dark areas), Color, Tint, Sharpness, and Color Temperature.
Color Management: When turned on,
color management enhances green and blue color reproduction. This is especially
useful for outdoor scenes.
Black Level: You can adjust the TV's black level to
Dark or Light.
Video NR: Video Noise Reduction
removes snow from a weaker analog TV signal.
MPEG NR: MPEG
Noise Reduction reduces noise specific to digital signals.
3D-Y/C Digital Comb Filter:
This filter minimizes noise and cross-color in the picture when the composite
video input is used.
Color Matrix: When viewing a
signal input through the component video inputs, this TV will automatically
optimize the color parameters based on the color matrix setting:
- SD: standard analog TV
- HD: high definition TV
- 480p: only 480 line
progressive signal accepted, no SDTV
EZ Sync HDAVI Control lets you operate all of your Panasonic "HDAVI Control"
compatible home theater components connected by HDMI by pressing a single button
on your TV's remote control.
equipment with the "HDAVI Control" function enables the following operations:
Automatic input switching, Power on link, Power off link and Speaker control.
SD Card Slot: The SD card slot on
the front of the TH-42PX75U allows
you to view JPEG photos on an SD or miniSD card. An adapter is required to use a
miniSD card. You can view images as thumbnails (up to 12 images), view them
individually allowing you to rotate the image 90-degrees clockwise or
counter-clockwise or view them as a slide
show, with adjustable picture duration. You can adjust the time duration for the
slide show between 1-10 seconds, 15, 20, 30, 45, 60, or 120 seconds. You can
also adjust the TV's picture settings for your still photos.
GalleryPlayer: GalleryPlayer allows you to view
high-definition art and photography purchased on or downloaded to an SD card.
GalleryPlayer provides pre-loaded SD cards with copy-protected imagery and
images for download to your computer that can be saved on an SD card for display
on your television.
Audio Adjustment: The television features independent
bass, treble and balance audio settings.
Surround Function: The surround function enhances audio response when
listening to stereo programming. This function is active only for the TV's
AI Sound: AI Sound equalizes overall volume levels across all channels
and external inputs.
Audio Leveler: The Audio Leveler monitors the difference in audio
levels between inputs and minimizes the change in volume when you change inputs.
This function is active only for the TV's built-in speakers.
Closed Caption: The television includes a built-in decoder that is
capable of providing a text display of the audio. The program being viewed must
be transmitting Closed Caption (CC) information. The TV features analog and
digital close captions:
- CC1-4: displays information related to pictures (appears at
bottom of screen)
- T1-4: displays textual information (appears over entire
- Digital: The digital Closed Caption menu lets you configure the
way you choose to view the digital captions when viewing a digital station
with (CC). You can adjust size, font, style, foreground, opacity, background
and outline settings.
Input Labels: Each input can be
labeled to reflect the source connected. The label options are Skip, VCR, DVD,
Cable, DBS, PVR, Game, Aux, and (blank).
Input Skip: If an input's label
is set to skip, that input isn't selected when toggling through inputs with the
Favorite Channels: Channel numbers can be registered as
Favorites and displayed in the TV's Favorite Tune menu for easier access.
Lock: The Lock function has four
settings to block viewing of particular channels or inputs. You create a 4-digit
password that's required to bypass the lock. The available settings are:
- Off: nothing is locked
- All: all channels and
external inputs are locked
- Custom: locks specified inputs of channels, game
systems and programs
Parental Control: This TV incorporates V-Chip technology, allowing you to set a viewing limitation
based on the TV and movie ratings. The limitation is customized to specific
industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by the 4-digit password.
Sleep Timer: This television features a built-in sleep timer, set by
remote control, that turns the TV off automatically after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
Programmable On/Off Timer: The
programmable timers allow you to program the TV set to turn itself on and off at
designated times, on designated days, tuned to designated channels. Up to 5
events can be programmed using the timers. An event can have multiple episodes
(Daily, Mon-Fri, Every Wed, etc).
Note: The TV automatically turn Off after 90
minutes when turned on by the Timer. This operation will be cancelled if the
Off time is selected or if a key is pressed.
Auto Shut-Off: To conserve energy the TV
can be set to automatically turn off when no signal continues for more than 10
minutes or when there is no operation of the remote or front panel key controls
for more than 3 hours.
IR Wireless Remote: The
supplied IR wireless remote control (N2QAYB000103) is a full-functioning remote
designed to operate the TV. The remote control will operate certain functions of Panasonic equipment
with "HDAVI Control" connected by HDMI automatically through the TV's EZ Sync feature.
and Outputs Notes
1080p HDMI Inputs: The TV features two HDMI inputs that
support 1080p. The HDMI terminals can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection
(HDCP) to other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible
interfaces. When using an adapter to connect a component with a DVI output, the
HDMI 1 input can be used with its dedicated stereo
RCA jacks to carry the audio signal.
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i input.
Digital Audio Out: The rear-panel
optical digital output allows you to send a Dolby Digital bit stream to a Dolby
Digital receiver or decoder. If the program doesn't include a Dolby Digital
soundtrack, a PCM bit stream is output.
SD Card Slot: The TV features a front-panel SD card
slot for convenient viewing of your digital photographs. The SD card slot is
compliant with SDHC cards up to 4 GB, SD cards up to 2 GB and miniSD cards up to
1 GB (miniSD cards require a miniSD card adapter).
Pedestal: The included pedestal stand can be attached to the
television and the TV can sit on a table top, shelf or TV stand. The TV's
weight, including the pedestal is 75.0
pounds. The pedestal stand comes in three pieces including the pedestal base and
two pedestal poles. The pedestal poles attach to the base using four supplied M5
x 16 machine screws and then the pedestal stand attaches to the TV using four
supplied M5 x 30 machine screws.
Wall Mounting: On the back of the TV there are four threaded inserts
to attach a wall mount bracket. The inserts require M8 bolts and the spacing is
25-15/16" wide x 12-5/8" tall. The TV's weight without the pedestal is 59.6